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Gold Coast Beaches at Centre of New Strategy

By Andrew Bell

Those with Surfers Paradise and Main Beach real estate will be thrilled to hear that the protection of the Gold Coast's world famous beaches is the subject of a council review.

In an August 20 media release, the Gold Coast City Council announced that it has endorsed the Ocean Beaches Strategy, which aims to preserve and maintain the city's beaches.

The strategy has a long-term view of securing the future of the beaches, and proposes a set of projects to help achieve this.

This includes addressing the issue of coastal erosion, beach nourishment works and seawall construction.

The restoration of Kirra Groyne is also a priority of the strategy.

Mayor Tom Tate outlined why the council was investing so much into the protection of the beaches.

"Our ocean beaches are the city's most precious asset, the key to its identity, character and liveability," he said.

He added that over 11.5 million visitors enjoy the beaches each year, which contributes a massive $7.5 billion to the local economy.

The strategy will help ensure that the Gold Coast's beaches continue to attract Surfers Paradise property investors and tourists alike and will help promote the city as one of Australia's most liveable locations.

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